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Employment Scam Alert January 28, 2015

     The Texas State University Police Department was notified of a scam involving Texas State Career Services and the Jobs for Cats system. Any employment opportunity were the employer asks the perspective employee to (A) Deposit money into an account or pay for some type of service or pre-employment check as part of the employment verification process is not legitimate. (B) As part of the employment the employee is asked by the employer to provide banking information and then directed to purchase pre-paid debit cards, cashier’s checks or money orders with funds provided by the employer is not legitimate. If you feel you may have been a victim of this type of scam, you may contact the Texas State University Police Department to file a report.

The following sites have information on protecting yourself from identity or financial Crimes.

https://www.texasattorneygeneral.gov/cpd/consumer-protection

http://www.consumer.ftc.gov/

http://www.justice.gov/criminal/fraud/websites/idtheft.html

Phone Scam Alert ****UPDATE****November 21, 2014

     On September 29, 2014 at approximately 4:45pm the Texas State Police Department began receiving phone calls from individuals that were the victim of a phone collection scam.  The callers claim to be representing the IRS or police officers collecting for the IRS and demand an immediate payment to avoid confiscation of property.  The caller ID number appears to be from a Texas State University Police administrative line (512-245-8336) and the callers will give it as a call back. This is a scam to give any information to the caller. If you submitted payment immediately contact your credit card provider and report the offense. Contact local police to file a report. These calls are not generated from the Department nor are related to the Texas State University Police Department.  For more details please see http://www.treasury.gov/tigta/press/press_tigta-2014-03.htm